Keto approved – Chicken Pad Thai

I love Pad Thai, in fact if we all went out for Thai food this would be the only meal I would eat. But when starting Keto I realised why those meals were so sweet and filling – because they are full of high carb noodles and sugary sauces.. SO of course I had to attempt to make a Keto friendly one! And I did and it’s amazing!

Makes 2 large servings or 4 small side servings

So of course you will need to make the sauce from scratch and you will need:

  • ½ the juice from a lime (I didn’t have a fresh one so I used a bottled juice)
  • ½ the juice from a Lemon (again I didn’t have a fresh one so I used a bottled juice)
  • 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Almond Spread (if you like you can use natural peanut butter but remember peanuts are not Keto friendly whereas almonds are.)
  • 1 tsp. Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 7 drops Liquid Stevia (this is optional, but I do like my Thai sauces a little sweeter)

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For the rest of the meal you will need:

  • 2 stalks of shallots
  • 10 raw almonds
  • 4 chicken thigh fillets
  • 1 teaspoon of butter
  • 2 x table spoons of coconut oil
  • 1 packet of Slendier Fettuccine low carb sugar free noodles
  • 2 x eggs
  • And… coriander (cilantro) if you like it, I did not use this.

Method:

  1. Cut up the 4 x chicken thigh fillets into small bite sized pieces
  2. Heat the frying pan on medium heat and add 2 table spoons of the coconut oil
  3. Add all of the chicken into the pan and cook slowly until all pieces are brown all over
  4. While the chicken is cooking you can make the sauce (or make it first it doesn’t matter)
  5. In a bowl mix together all the sauce ingredients and let them sit aside.
  6. The Noodles: Open the packet of Slendier Fettuccine noodles and wash well.
  7. Heat a frying pan on medium heat and 1 teaspoon of butter and when the pan is hot throw in the noodles and lightly cook them for 5 minutes adding salt and pepper for taste (this removes the bad smell of the noodles and dries them out slightly.
  8. Crush the 10 x almonds up in a small bag (these will be the crushed nuts for the garnish at the end) You can use the traditional peanuts but remember they are not Keto friendly as they are a legume. See why here.
  9. The chicken should be cooked by now – also salt and pepper. Turn off frying pan.
  10. Whisk your 2 eggs together in a small bowl and then add them to the frying pan with the noodles on medium heat. Keep mixing the egg through the noodles to create the omelette.
  11. Once the omelette is formed you can add all of the cooked chicken, some shallots and all of the Pad Thai sauce.
  12. I also added 1/2 a cup of water to create a wetter mixture into the frying pan. Mix the dish together and turn heat to low and cook for 2 minutes before taking it off the heat and serving it up into 2 bowls (or 4 side servings)
  13. Once desired amount has been put in the bowl you can add your garnishes on top (the shallots and crushed almonds)
  14. ENJOY!
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Laura x

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